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Hackers Hijack Reuters Twitter Account
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 30, 2013
Activists with the Syrian Electronic Army also targeted the White House.
Tags: Twitter, hackers, hacktivists, Syrian Electronic Army
Hackers Attack Ubisoft, Steal Customer Data
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 03, 2013
The firm is advising its customers to change their passwords.
Tags: hackers, data breach, hack attacks
Report: Chinese Hackers Stole U.S. Weapon System Designs
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 28, 2013
A confidential Defense Department report says 29 weapon systems were compromised.
Tags: China, hackers, cyberattack, Defense Department, U.S.
Twitter Debuts Two-Factor Authentication
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 23, 2013
The security measure will make it tougher to hijack accounts.
Tags: Twitter, hackers, two-factor authentication, hack attacks
Report: U.S. Power Companies Under Near-Constant Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 22, 2013
One utility says it averages 10,000 attacks per month.
Tags: hackers, government, cyberattack, utilities, Congress, legislation
Report: Chinese Hackers Have Resumed Attacks on U.S. Targets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 20, 2013
The attacks are believed to be the work of the Chinese Army.
Tags: China, hackers, cyberattack, hack attacks, Mandiant
Hackers Exploit IE 8 Vulnerability to Attack Nuclear Researchers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 06, 2013
Security experts suspect Chinese hackers are behind attacks on the Department of Labor site and other websites.
Tags: Microsoft, China, browser, hackers, security vulnerability, government, cyberattack, Internet Explorer 8, websites, hack attacks, Department of Labor
LivingSocial Hack Exposes Data for 50 Million Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 29, 2013
The hackers got away with names, email addresses, birthdates and salted, hashed passwords.
Tags: hackers, cyberattack, data breach, LivingSocial, hack attacks
Hackers Cause Disruptions for Wells Fargo Site
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 27, 2013
Since the fall, banks have been hit hard by hacktivists related to Islamist groups.
Tags: hackers, cyberattack, bank, DDOS, Wells Fargo, hack attacks, hacktivists
Hackers Resume Attacks on U.S. Banks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 13, 2013
A DDoS attack temporarily blocked access to Chase's website.
Tags: hackers, hacking, cyberattack, bank
Pwn2Own Pays Hackers $480K in Bug Bounties
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 08, 2013
Security researchers found vulnerabilities in all of the major browsers.
Tags: Java, Firefox, security vulnerabilities, Internet Explorer, hackers, Chrome, Adobe, bug, PWN2OWN
Microsoft: We Were Hacked Too
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 25, 2013
The same attack that compromised systems at Apple and Facebook also infected Microsoft.
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, hackers, cyberattack, hack attacks Suffers an Outage
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 01, 2013
Were hackers responsible for the downtime?
Tags: Amazon, outage, hackers, retail, downtime
More Media Outlets Allege Chinese Hacking Attempts
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 01, 2013
The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Reuters also appear to have been targeted.
Tags: China, hackers, cyberattack, hack attacks
Chinese Hackers Attack NY Times
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 31, 2013
The paper didn't detect the ongoing attack for four months.
Tags: China, hackers, Symantec, malware, cyberattack, Advanced Persistent Threat, hack attacks, APT
Anonymous Hacks U.S. Government Site
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 28, 2013
The hacktivist group is protesting the treatment of Aaron Swartz, the programmer and Reddit co-founder who recently committed suicide.
Tags: cybersecurity, hackers, government, Anonymous, Department of Defense, hacktivists
Iran Reports New Stuxnet Attack
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 26, 2012
The country says it has effectively countered attacks at a power plant.
Tags: hackers, government, cyberattack, Iran, Stuxnet
Foreign Hackers Attack Former U.S. Military Chief
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 06, 2012
The FBI is investigating.
Tags: hackers, cyberattack, Cyberwarfare
Hackers Attack the International Atomic Energy Agency
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 28, 2012
A hacktivist group called Parastoo posted email addresses it obtained from an IAEA server.
Tags: hackers, hack attacks, hactivists
Skype Disables Password Resets to Fix Security Vulnerability
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 14, 2012
Russian hackers discovered the exploit several months ago.
Tags: email, Microsoft, hackers, security vulnerability, Skype, exploit
Security Researchers Warn of New Zero-Day Adobe Reader Exploit
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 08, 2012
The new exploit, which is fetching up to $50,000 on the black market, sidesteps Adobe's sandbox protections.
Tags: hackers, security vulnerability, Adobe Reader, sandbox, Zero-Day exploit
Hackers Launch Cyberattack Spree Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes Day
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 05, 2012
Anonymous and other groups attacked Symantec, PayPal, NBC, the Australian government and even Lady Gaga.
Tags: hackers, cyberattack, websites, hacktivism, hack attacks, Anonymous
Hackers Continue Cyberattacks Against Banks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 19, 2012
U.S. officials say the attacks are originating in Iran.
Tags: hackers, cyberattack, bank, DDOS, Iran
FBI Denies It Was Source of Leaked Apple Device ID Data
By Staff | Article Published September 05, 2012
Experts think the data AntiSec posted may have come from an app developer.
Tags: security, hackers, FBI, hacktivism, hack attacks
Hackers Leak 1 Million Apple Device IDs
By Staff | Article Published September 04, 2012
AntiSec claims they got the personal data from an FBI agent's laptop.
Tags: security, Apple, hackers, FBI, hacktivism, hack attacks
Yahoo Passwords Hacked, Likely Taken Through Yahoo Voices
By Staff | Article Published July 12, 2012
Hackers from D33D Company posted usernames and passwords for 435,000 Yahoo accounts.
Tags: security, hackers, Yahoo, hacking, password
U.S. Urged to Recruit Master Hackers to Wage Cyber War on America's Foes
By Staff | Article Published July 11, 2012
The man who coined the term "cyberwarfare" says that if American recruited the world's best hackers, "the war on terror would be over."
Tags: hackers, cyberwar, Cyberwarfare
Two LulzSec Hackers Plead Guilty in UK Court
By Staff | Article Published June 25, 2012
Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis admitted to orchestrating DDoS attacks on a long list of sites.
Tags: hackers, hack attacks, LulzSec
Attackers Hit Human Rights, Foreign Policy Websites With Drive-By Exploits
By Staff | Article Published May 17, 2012
These latest cyberattacks are more strategic and targeted than previous attacks.
Tags: website, security, hackers, cyberattack
VMware Source Code Stolen, Impact Unclear
By Staff | Article Published April 26, 2012
Hackers have posted the VMware ESX source code online.
Tags: source code, security, virtualization, hackers, VMware
Time Magazine Readers Name Anonymous 'Most Influential Person'
By Staff | Article Published April 19, 2012
Did the hackers rig the poll in their favor?
Tags: hackers, Anonymous
Website Vulnerabilities Fall, But Hackers Become More Skilled
By Staff | Article Published April 17, 2012
A survey finds that the average website has 148 security vulnerabilities.
Tags: website, security, hackers, vulnerabilities
Anonymous Hacks Hundreds of Chinese Government Sites
By Staff | Article Published April 04, 2012
The world's best known hacker group now has a branch in China.
Tags: China, hackers, hack attacks, Anonymous
U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War
By Staff | Article Published March 29, 2012
An outgoing FBI official said, "We're not winning" the cyberwar.
Tags: security, hackers, FBI
Digitally Signed Malware Is Increasingly Prevalent, Researchers Say
By Staff | Article Published March 16, 2012
Hackers are using stolen certificates, making it tougher to detect and prevent malware.
Tags: security, hackers, malware
Anonymous Operating System Prompts Security Warnings
By Staff | Article Published March 15, 2012
The hacktivist group has released its own OS, based on Ubuntu and packed full of hacker tools.
Tags: open source, Linux, operating system, Ubuntu, hackers, Anonymous
Unmasking the World's Most Wanted Hacker
By Staff | Article Published March 06, 2012
Acting on information provided by Sabu, the alleged head of the LulzSec, the FBI has arrested or charged five hackers from the group.
Tags: hackers, LulzSec
For Hackers, Attacking Phones and Tablets Is the New Hotness
By Staff | Article Published February 15, 2012
Mobile malware more than doubled last year.
Tags: mobile, hackers, malware
Symantec pcAnywhere Code Leaked After $50,000 Payoff Deal Collapses
By Staff | Article Published February 07, 2012
Anonymous posted an e-mail string full of negotiations between hackers and the security vendor.
Tags: hackers, Anonymous
Facebook Plans to Expose Notorious Hacker Gang
By Staff | Article Published January 17, 2012
Members of the Koobface gang are living in the open in Russia.
Tags: Facebook, hackers
The Sad Truth about Hiring Hackers
By Eric Geier | Article Published December 07, 2011
The thriving and easily accessible black market for nefarious security products and services means that protecting your business is that much harder.
Tags: security, hackers, malware
What's Safer, Tokens or SMS?
By eSecurityPlanet Contributor | Article Published October 03, 2011
A debate among security experts asks: could passwords sent via mobile phone text messages (one time only) be more secure than traditional hardware tokens?
Tags: security, mobile, hackers, sms
U.S. Government Hankers For Hackers
By Staff | Article Published August 02, 2011
The feds are heading to Defcon to recruit new talent.
Tags: hackers, government
Malware Found in Android Apps
By David Needle | Article Published March 03, 2011
Google pulled at least 20 Android apps after the company learned they were infected with malware.
Tags: Android, Android Marketplace, android apps, hackers, malware
Smartphone Security: 10 Key Points
By Pam Baker | Article Published February 10, 2011
Your smartphone is your greatest security vulnerability, far more than your PC.
Tags: smartphone, hackers, PC security, smartphone security, password protection
Hackers Target Android Phones
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 10, 2011
The Android mobile OS is suffering seeing a sharp rise in security attacks, enabled in part by user complacency.
Tags: security, Android, mobile, android apps, hackers
Hackers Galore: 57,000 New Malware Sites Weekly
By Larry Barrett | Article Published September 13, 2010
No one can accuse hackers of being lazy. A new report indicates that tens of thousands of malware sites spring up each week.
Tags: security, eBay, hackers, malware, Secure Cloud
Cybersecurity Metrics That Matter
By Sonny Discini | Article Published June 17, 2010
Security professionals need to be aware of metrics like percent of patch saturation over time and security events by demographic, as well as other key measuring points.
Tags: security, hackers, metrics, patches, PC security
U.S. Not Winning Cyber War
By - Reuters | Article Published May 13, 2010
The U.S. is consistently losing huge amounts of data in cyber attacks, conceded a U.S. defense official.
Tags: security, cybersecurity, hackers, cyber war, cyber warfare
Hackers Leverage Global Authority Void
By - Reuters | Article Published February 22, 2010
Enterprise and government infrastructures are threatened by an international legion of hackers, yet no global regulation of cyberspace exists.
Tags: security, Security Software, hackers, security breach, hacker
The Chinese Hacker Who's Seriously Dangerous
By James Maguire | Article Published February 04, 2010
The Chinese Hacker Who's Seriously Dangerous
Tags: cybersecurity, hackers, firewall
Devious Trojan Attacks Online Banks
By Larry Barrett | Article Published October 30, 2009
The latest Trojan uses a two-pronged scheme to steal passwords at online banks.
Tags: hackers, transaction, online banking, crimeware
Will Laid-Off Techies Boost Web Crime?
By - Reuters | Article Published July 14, 2009
A mid-year cyber security reports suggests that there may be yet another dark side to the economic downturn.
Tags: security, support, hackers, Cisco, media
When Hackers Are Funny
By Chris Nerney | Article Published January 29, 2009
When Hackers Are Funny
Tags: security, programming, hackers, zombies, humor
Campaign Shocker: Both Camps Hit By Summer Cyber Attack
By Chris Nerney | Article Published November 05, 2008
Campaign Shocker: Both Camps Hit By Summer Cyber Attack
Tags: security, hackers, Obama, phishing, data theft, McCain, fantasy football
The Security Lesson in the Sarah Palin Email Hack
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published September 21, 2008
The most important lesson: how you can avoid the same fate.
Tags: open source, Google, search, hackers, e-Mail
The New Face Of War, Or Mere Cyberpunkery?
By Chris Nerney | Article Published August 13, 2008
The New Face Of War, Or Mere Cyberpunkery?
Tags: hackers, cyberwar, DDOS, Russia, georgia